Blog

UX and Business Analysis: How to combine them effectively

UX and Business Analysis: How to combine them effectively
How to use role-based project scopes and clearly defined responsibilities to prevent conflict during app development.​ User Experience (UX) designers and Business Analysts (BAs) have roles that are much more similar than they may appear at first glance. Both are responsible for delivering apps that meet business goals and user expectations.  S...
Continue reading
  2924 Hits
  0 Comments

The Agile Way: Continuous Integration in ALM

The Agile Way: Continuous Integration in ALM
How to Use Continuous Integration throughout Your Application's Lifecycle Not so long ago, applications were developed and deployed with on-site Application Lifecycle Management ALM solutions. More recently, the automation of processes, such as building and testing apps, has made application lifecycle management more of a way to manage application ...
Continue reading
  2053 Hits
  0 Comments

Participatory Education: PSL Partners with Local Universities

Participatory Education: PSL Partners with Local Universities
​ Colombia is fast becoming the premiere destination for software outsourcing projects in Latin America, and for good reason. Strong economic development over the past ten years has meant that the Colombian IT and software sectors have experienced exponential growth and show no signs of slowing. Additionally, the talent pool in Colombia is young, m...
Continue reading
  2428 Hits
  0 Comments

From Agile to DevOps

From Agile to DevOps
When the Agile methodology revolution began in 2001, it called for Individuals and interactions over processes and tools Working software over comprehensive documentation Customer collaboration over contract negotiation Responding to change over following a plan Over the past 16(!) years these tenants have spawned dramatic changes to software ...
Continue reading
  2566 Hits
  0 Comments

Optimizing the Total Cost of Ownership on an outsourcing software development project Part 2

In the first part of this article we reviewed the concept of Total Cost of Ownership (TOC) and outlined five key variables that determine the TCO for software development projects: Process, Quality, Risk, Productivity and Cost. Each of these variables is critical to keep in mind when selecting a nearshoring or offshori...
Continue reading
  3309 Hits
  0 Comments

Optimizing the Total Cost of Ownership on an outsourcing software development project

Optimizing the Total Cost of Ownership on an outsourcing software development project
​ When outsourcing software development projects , comparing vendors with different price points can be very difficult. We propose variables that should be taken into account when deciding which vendor is most likely to produce the lowest Total Cost of Ownership for an offshoring or nearshoring development project. We also evidence why we beli...
Continue reading
  3791 Hits
  0 Comments

The key attributes for a successful outsourcing software vendor relationship

The key attributes for a successful outsourcing software vendor relationship
​ Your relationship with an outsourcing software vendor might be one of the most important ones when they work on key projects or technologies for your company. Nurturing a good relationship is never a static formula as all projects and relationships vary greatly. However, during our 30 years' experience in the software development industry working...
Continue reading
  2507 Hits
  0 Comments

How to fund an Agile Software Development Project

How to fund an Agile Software Development Project
​ This is Part 6 of the series of articles "Why go Agile?" When first introduced to Agile, clients often react with phrases like "ok, from a technical perspective this makes sense, but how do I sell this to my CEO?" PSL believes Agile methodologies should be seen under a stage-gate scenario, where commitments to continue a software development proj...
Continue reading
  2234 Hits
  0 Comments

Blog Categories